Calendar

Jun
25
Fri
Nourish Ourselves, Nourish Each Other
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
A Half-Day Retreat to Nourish and Support

Friday, June 25, from 8 am to 2 pm

Come together to nourish and support

Join us for a half-day retreat to step away from the noise and meet at a beautiful lake house in Reston to breathe, move, create art and make food together. If we’ve learned anything from this past year, it’s the realization that tending to our own self-care and nourishment is what best allows us to support our families, friends and fellow humans through life’s challenges. Now more than ever, coming together as a community, or sangha, provides the foundation for moving beyond the pandemic.

Ileana of Apurva Wellness and Maryam of Beloved Yoga have curated this retreat to nourish ourselves and nourish each other. We will contemplate the five elements, as well as explore the ideas of community, responsibility and commitment through collective mandalas! The afternoon will wrap up with a nourishing and delicious meal that we will prepare together.

Once you register, we will provide the address and also check in with dietary restrictions. The food is vegetarian and gluten-free (not made in a gluten-free kitchen). We will be spending most of the time outside by the lake, enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of early summer. We also have a beautiful interior space in case of rain.

We are limiting this retreat to 8 people and we hope to make these offerings all summer long!

8-10 am: Care of the Whole Self Yoga

10-10:30 am: lingering time by the lake

10:30–11:45 am: collective contemplation, conversation & art-making

11:45 am – 12 pm: lingering time by the lake

12- 2 pm: communal lunch making and eating!

What do you need to bring? Just yourself, a yoga mat, and a blanket. If you don’t have these, let us know we will provide them

 

Jul
10
Sat
Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm
Aug
7
Sat
Ayurvedic Spa Therapies Training
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Part 1 of the training is theory-based, and outlines the important principles of this ancient approach, introducing Ayurveda’s unique system of describing and classifying the various divisions of the body’s innate intelligence, called the 3 Doshas–Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Participants will have a basic understanding of when it is appropriate to administer specific panchakarma techniques; as well learn the traditional method of performing the ancient therapies of Panchakarma.

After completing Part 1, the participant will have an opportunity to participate in a fully hands-on experience of learning as we explore how to perform the following traditional therapies in a spa setting:
1. Abhyanga –full body oil massage
2. Shirodhara – oil therapy for the scalp and head
3. Marma therapy – activation of key energetic points on the body
4. Nasya and Netra basti – cleansing therapies for nose and eyes


Who this training is for
The training is open to anyone who wants to incorporate and promote wellness concepts and practices into their personal health care; the goal is to empower the participant with Ayurvedic approaches to prevention and wellness.
The therapies are ideal for anyone working in a Spa setting such as LMTs, estheticians, Energy workers, body workers, and even yoga teachers.

Summer Training dates and cost
Theory – July 7
Shirodhara – July 8
Marma – July 14
Abhyanga – July 15
Nasya and Netra basti – July 21

Fall Training dates and cost
Theory – Sept 11
Shirodhara – Sept 12
Marma – Sept 18
Abhyanga – Sept 19
Nasya and Netra basti – Sept 24

Aug
8
Sun
Ayurvedic Spa Therapies Training
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Part 1 of the training is theory-based, and outlines the important principles of this ancient approach, introducing Ayurveda’s unique system of describing and classifying the various divisions of the body’s innate intelligence, called the 3 Doshas–Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Participants will have a basic understanding of when it is appropriate to administer specific panchakarma techniques; as well learn the traditional method of performing the ancient therapies of Panchakarma.

After completing Part 1, the participant will have an opportunity to participate in a fully hands-on experience of learning as we explore how to perform the following traditional therapies in a spa setting:
1. Abhyanga –full body oil massage
2. Shirodhara – oil therapy for the scalp and head
3. Marma therapy – activation of key energetic points on the body
4. Nasya and Netra basti – cleansing therapies for nose and eyes


Who this training is for
The training is open to anyone who wants to incorporate and promote wellness concepts and practices into their personal health care; the goal is to empower the participant with Ayurvedic approaches to prevention and wellness.
The therapies are ideal for anyone working in a Spa setting such as LMTs, estheticians, Energy workers, body workers, and even yoga teachers.

Summer Training dates and cost
Theory – July 7
Shirodhara – July 8
Marma – July 14
Abhyanga – July 15
Nasya and Netra basti – July 21

Fall Training dates and cost
Theory – Sept 11
Shirodhara – Sept 12
Marma – Sept 18
Abhyanga – Sept 19
Nasya and Netra basti – Sept 24

Aug
14
Sat
Ayurvedic Spa Therapies Training
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Part 1 of the training is theory-based, and outlines the important principles of this ancient approach, introducing Ayurveda’s unique system of describing and classifying the various divisions of the body’s innate intelligence, called the 3 Doshas–Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Participants will have a basic understanding of when it is appropriate to administer specific panchakarma techniques; as well learn the traditional method of performing the ancient therapies of Panchakarma.

After completing Part 1, the participant will have an opportunity to participate in a fully hands-on experience of learning as we explore how to perform the following traditional therapies in a spa setting:
1. Abhyanga –full body oil massage
2. Shirodhara – oil therapy for the scalp and head
3. Marma therapy – activation of key energetic points on the body
4. Nasya and Netra basti – cleansing therapies for nose and eyes


Who this training is for
The training is open to anyone who wants to incorporate and promote wellness concepts and practices into their personal health care; the goal is to empower the participant with Ayurvedic approaches to prevention and wellness.
The therapies are ideal for anyone working in a Spa setting such as LMTs, estheticians, Energy workers, body workers, and even yoga teachers.

Summer Training dates and cost
Theory – July 7
Shirodhara – July 8
Marma – July 14
Abhyanga – July 15
Nasya and Netra basti – July 21

Fall Training dates and cost
Theory – Sept 11
Shirodhara – Sept 12
Marma – Sept 18
Abhyanga – Sept 19
Nasya and Netra basti – Sept 24